Norway supports child labor prevention in Laos

45 primary school children volunteers and their teachers from Xoat, Boungkouang and Pakkading-neua villages attended a six-day child labor prevention workshop organized in Pakkading district, Bolikhamxay province by Lao People’s Revolutionary Youth Union (LPRYU) in March.      This project was implemented by LPRYU and supported by Save the Children Norway in Laos with the aims to…

Singapore cabin crew spark debate in Norway

Norwegian airline owner’s impression on a trip with young Singapore stewardesses set off shock waves when he told TV2 comparing the flying experience with that from SAS.      “Singapore Airlines has these Singapore girls, and that makes for a bit of a difference in image than SAS, which takes back their old stewardesses after they have…

Hydrogas hopes to reduce pollutions in Thailand

Hydrogas (Thailand) Co., Ltd. wishes to expand its carbon dioxide (CO2) applications into wastewater treatment and, in longer terms, offer other gases and chemicals for environmental management in Thailand.      Hydrogas’ core business in Thailand currently is installation of CO2 freezing lines and supply of CO2 in liquid and solid (dry ice) forms for cryogenic (very…

Norway witnesses Thailand destroy remaining landmine stockpiles

The Thailand Mine Action Centre (TMAC), which is supported by Norway among others, destroyed its remaining stockpile of 2,500 anti-personnel landmines on April 24 in Lop Buri with a thunderous explosion, fulfilling the country’s obligations under the Ottawa Convention to eliminate all stockpiles by April 2003.      This made Thailand the first country in mainland Southeast…

Norway supports mine survivors’ bicycle rally to ban landmines

Thirty-four mine survivors from Thai-Cambodian provinces and the War Veterans Organization joined a 140-kilometre, Bangkok-Lopburi bicycle rally on April 22-24, which is sponsored by the Norwegian government among other Thai public and private agencies.      The Thai survivors, together with cyclists and organizing team members from Thailand Campaign to Ban Landmines (TCBL), started the journey from…

Vietnam SARS free

Vietnam has been removed from the WHO list of countries hit by the mysterious pneumonia-like virus infection, SARS and the advice to avoidtravelling to Vietnam has been lifted.      Vietnam registered 68 SARS cases since the disease was discovered in late February. Five of these have died and 58 others have recovered fully and checked out…